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Panaque nigrolineatus Royal Plec L190
Category: Catfish - Loricariidae
Price: £36.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 3 in stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Soft|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
L190 (Panaque nigrolineatus, Royal Plec)
Basically light greenish-grey with dark grey stripes running along the body. The eyes are orange or red and overall body shape is very robust with a highly arched back and broad head.
The royal plec Panaque nigrolineatus (L190), L027a, L027b, and L027c are all very similar to one another and easily confused. It is not know if they are completely different species, subspecies, or merely geographical variants of a single, widespread species.
L027a is easily distinguished because the dark stripes running along the body are interconnected, breaking up the light grey ground colour into numerous smaller spots and bars. L027b has a more greenish-blue tinge to the ground colour (hence "olive royal plec") and the dark stripes are also a bit more bluish than with the other varieties. L027c has a much lighter ground colour than the other varieties (hence "platinum royal plec") and has an orange rather than red eye and the tail is more or less solid black. L190, the standard royal plec, has a distinctive white patch filling the front half of the tail fin when young. The fin rays on the dorsal fins of Colombian and Venezuelan L190 specimens are barred whereas those on Brazilian specimens are solid. L330 are identical to L027a, but whereas L027a comes from Brazil, L330 are from Colombia.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A peaceful, retiring catfish that combines well with most aquarium fish. Maintenance is simple, these fish primarily eat wood, and so long as bogwood is supplied they require very little attention. Raw or blanched vegetables should be supplied once or twice a week. Courgette, cucumber, celery, lettuce, and carrots can all be used successfully. These fish do not need high protein supplements (such as prawns and mussels) and in fact too much protein will cause them harm. When looked after properly they are hardy and long-lived. but they can be delicate immediately after import and great care should be taken when selecting specimens and during the quarantine phase at home.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Brazil, Venezuela, and Columbia|
|Size||Up to 30 cm|
|Water Parameters||Soft, acidic water preferred, but tolerant of harder water|
|Water PH||6.0 to 7.5|